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San Jose is the capital of Costa Rica and its largest country. For travel and tourism, San Jose offers a wide number of activities and sightseeing spots. The city has a nice weather throughout the year, has a tourist oriented environment and houses plethora of attractions and platforms for fun filled activities. There are many fascinating museums, beautiful parks, historical sites, hotels, souvenir shops, restaurants, bars and quaint cafes. Moreover, San Jose is an ideal base for travelers who wish to explore the Central Valley. It takes only about one hour and half to see the entire city of San Jose. Depending upon their budget and comfort, travelers can either tour San Jose on foot or by taking a bus.
If you need help with directions, want recommendations and wish to explore the city by yourself, San Jose Walking Tour is your perfect solution. It is an online self guided tour company based in San Jose, Costa Rica. The website allows you to buy and download maps which are loaded with all the best landmarks and places. The maps are practical, handy and user oriented. They are inexpensive and can be easily carried around in your pockets. The website also shows a detailed description of a landmark with directions. Go place to place without any hassle and enjoy the whimsical town in peace. San Jose Walking Tours gives a complete tour of the city with a deep insight to its culture and local life.
San Jose Walking Tour
San Jose Walking Tour begins with a self guided of Espana Park. The quiet park has eye catching gardens with lovely blooms, dense bamboo trees and tropic flora. The park is mostly secluded with a tranquil ambience. To enjoy some silence and beauty, take a leisurely stroll and feel rejuvenated. Right from the park, you can see the tall building of National Insurance Institute which houses Jade Museum. The museum is known for its display of approximately 6000 pieces of Pre-Columbian art and jewelry. After touring Park Espana, Parque Morazan can be your next stop. The park is divided into two parts. The first part boasts the classical bandstand, The Templo de Músic, and the second part is a picturesque park with fountains and benches. You can see Edificio Metálica, a prefabricated metallic building, across the street from Parque Morazan. The famous building was constructed complete out of metal with its pieces being shipped from Belgium in 1892. Afterwards, you can tour several museums such as Calderon Guardia Museum, Museum of Natural Sciences, National Children’s Museum, Gold Museum, Entomological Museum and Postal Services Museum, enjoy a drink in bar followed by a nice meal in restauran, check out the many neighborhoods of San Jose and pay a visit to Simon Bolivar Zoo and Spirogyra Butterfly Garden. For complete information about places and directions, visit San Jose Walking Tour’s website.
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Costa Rica is located in Central America bordering Nicaragua to the north; Panama to the south; the North Pacific Ocean to the west and the Caribbean Sea to the east. Costa Rica is a peaceful, socially and politically stable country with a notable academic level of its population and high standards of modern services. It is among the most visited and toured countries in the world due to its limitless tourism potential. The country remains a tourist hub due to a number of factors.
Costa Rica is one of the world’s “greenest” countries, because of its dedication to its conservation and sustainable use of natural resources. This entails managing resources for development in such a manner that they are not depleted or destroyed but available for use by future generations too. The country has put some measures in place to ensure sustainability in the tourism industry. One of such measures is through its program of the Certification for Sustainable Tourism (CST). This program categorizes and certifies products or business establishments in the tourism industry so that operations of these establishments have least negative impacts on the environment and resources in the industry are used efficiently. This has seen establishment of businesses with least emissions to the environment, having efficient measures for energy and resources conservation, reduced wastage by recycling and reusing of products among many other benefits. This has amounted to a sustainable tourism in the country that is not only economically beneficial for the present generation but also to the coming generations.
Yoga and Surfing Retreats
Many tourists prefer this tropical country for their yoga and surfing retreats. Costa Rica is known for its numerous relaxing and rejuvenating settings suitable for yoga practice; the secluded beaches and ideal waters, the tropical rainforests, the jungles and mountains all form a perfect sanctuary where individuals can practice their yoga, commune with nature and rejuvenate their spirits. There are also numerous retreat centers known to have some of the finest yoga and surfing trainers and organize for the best yoga and surfing training sessions.
Samasati: This nature retreat located on Costa Rica’s east coast is committed to sustainability and spiritual rejuvenation. It has a school for yoga instructors, retreat packages like daily meditation yoga, hexagonal yoga rooms which are screened-in buildings encompassed by pristine gardens and jungles all equipped with materials for yoga practice such as mats, straps, back bending benches and more. The center also offers thrilling surfing retreats.
Costa Rica is gifted with some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. This is an attraction that any tourist would like to spend a vacation in.
The Caribbean side of Costa Rica has many beautiful white sand beaches with transparent turquoise waters, as well as some tropical reefs. The caribbean side is known for its clean, warm water, and huge diversity of colorful ocean fish.
In spite of its relatively small size, Costa Rica has over half a million different species of animals which translates to about 4% of the world’s biodiversity. A number of these species are exclusively found in this country including some species of snakes, hummingbirds, frogs, lizards, gobies and mice among many more. This rich biodiversity is attributed to the variety of the ecosystems the country has. Costa Rica has also put down measures to conserve and sustainable exploitation of this biodiversity. This attraction is a major contributor to the country’s eco-tourism development.
Once Dental Tourism was only a part of Medical Tourism. But now it is considered as a different industry. Costa Rica is among the very few countries which provide you with highest quality and most affordable dental treatments. A visit to Costa Rica gives a solution to a lot of dental cases. This is because Costa Rica is host to one of the best known dental tourism sector. It has grown to become the one of the main attractions for the tourists visiting Costa Rica. In addition to getting high quality dental care, they also offer an additional package of adventure travel, ecotourism and just pure vacations.